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  • White House denies Obama's Gulf overtures are unraveling

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday raced to dispel the notion that President Barack Obama's efforts to reassure anxious Persian Gulf nations about ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Tourism experts testify on potential Chicago casino

    CHICAGO – A future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Obama Library organizers to reveal site decision in Chicago

    CHICAGO – The Barack Obama Foundation will hold a news conference in Chicago to announce where the president’s library will be built – the strongest c ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Illinois turns over marijuana applications to attorneys

    CHICAGO – Illinois has turned over 13,000 pages of documents to attorneys challenging how the state awarded one medical marijuana business license, ma ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Illinois treasurer launches new, unpaid internship program

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois treasurer’s office is launching a new, unpaid internship program to replace one that a newspaper investigation found gave p ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Medicaid cut has Valley Hi Nursing Home, McHenry County Board on edge

    WOODSTOCK – A Medicaid cut for the last two months of the state fiscal year for Valley Hi Nursing Home will translate to at least half a million dolla ...
    May 12, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Struggles persist as Illinois horse tracks push for slots

    COLLINSVILLE – The promotions meant to drum up interest in horse racing at 90-year-old Fairmount Park among customers more comfortable staring at an i ...
    May 10, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Fox River Grove among communities in need of affordable housing plan

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove, like Algonquin, is required by statute to approve an affordable housing plan after just barely missi ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

    ATLANTA – With the nation’s economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states – large budget gaps.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Things to know about the Illinois court ruling on pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have another burden awaiting them on their return to the Capitol this week after the state Supreme Court rejected a l ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers weigh in on Illinois pension reform ruling

    Local lawmakers pondered what to write on the drawing board that the General Assembly must return to with the Illinois Supreme Court’s overturning of ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court overturns state's landmark 2013 pension law

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension crisis, rul ...
    May 8, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursda ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Lawmakers working on bill to create Chicago-owned casino

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are trying to negotiate a deal to open a Chicago-owned casino and expand gambling elsewhere in the state, and they be ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

    DENVER – In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out – and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban- ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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